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16:55
16:55

Gov’t Sets Targets to Manage Debt in 2020/2021 Financial Year Debt sustainability 1 Top story

In the framework paper, the Finance Minister sets a new tax revenue target of Shillings 21.54 trillion up from Shillings 20.4 trillion in the current financial year to enable financing of the 2020/2021 budget.
16:45
16:45

900 Rejected in UPDF Recruitment Drive in Gulu 2 1

Maj. Ceaser Olweny, the UPDF Spokesperson of the 4th Division Barracks told URN in an interview that many of the candidates who turned up to be recruited were turned down in accordance to the recruitment criteria.
16:29
16:29

People Power Unveils 2020 Consultation Road Map 1 Top story

Joel Senyonyi, the Spokesperson of the group said they will launch their consultations from Kyadondo East County, the home of their Presidential Aspirant before spreading out to other regions of Uganda.
16:11
16:11

Jinja Hospital Gets Stand-in Pathologist Iganga 1 Top story

Dr. Patho notes that since the hospital pathologist, Dr. Godfrey Ssenyonjo fell sick; getting a postmortem report from the health facility became impossible.
15:43
15:43

Water Hyacinth Hampering Transport, Fishing on Lake Kyoga Kayunga District 3 1 Top story

According to the fishermen, it is hard to predict where they will find the hyacinth as they set off for fishing deep in the lake or transport people from Kayunga to other places such as Luweero and Nakasongola districts.
15:37
15:37

Arsonists Set Ablaze 50 Acres of Sugar Cane in Amuru 1

According to Wilfred Odiya Baguma, the Atiak Sub-County LC 3 Chairperson, information gathered from locals in the area pin a section of unruly South Sudanese refugees from Adjumani district for alleged wicked act.
15:23
15:23

Kitgum Murder: One Suspect Arrested After Being Trailed By Sniffer Dog Aswa River Region

Robert Oken, the officer in Charge of Criminal Investigation at Kitgum central police station told URN in an interview Sunday that attempts by the girl’s parents and relatives to locate her on Thursday failed to yield results. He says another search conducted on Friday led to the recovery of Anena’s lifeless body and a bicycle she used in a bush.
15:22
15:22

UNRA Advises Motorists to Avoid Using Masaka - Kampala Highway 2 1

But Mark Ssali, the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA Spokesperson says heavy traffic flow on the road is instead inconveniencing the ongoing works by their technical teams which may slow down the work progress.
13:58
13:58

Kanungu Prison Warders Shoot Man Dead During Operation Prisons 3

Mugisha’s sister, Daren Kukunda, says Nasasira had gone with the deceased to carry firewood from the roadside when Ntegyereize intercepted them together with more than four Prison warders, one of them in a uniform and armed with an AK 47 riffle. According to Kukunda, the officers started assaulting the duo as they tried to arrest Nasasira.
13:01
13:01

Aviation Industry Registers Progresses in 2019 1 1 Top story

Vianney Luggya, the Public Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority told Uganda Radio Network on Sunday Morning, that the progress is part of the 20-year National Aviation Master plan put in place in 2015.
12:10
12:10

Farmers Decry Inadequate Information on Agricultural Insurance Scheme 3 1

John Inyani Isimimaro, a commercial farmer in Kiryandongo district disclosed that government policies are not being translated to benefit local farmers.
11:58
11:58

More Ugandans Demand Translation of Constitution Into Local Languages 1 1

Simon Peter Kinobe, the President Uganda Law Society told URN in a phone interview that with a large population that can’t read and write English, the supreme law of the land can’t remain in a language people don’t understand.
11:42
11:42

Engineers Blame Masaka Road Defects to Poor Construction, Delayed Maintenance performance 4 1 Top story

Badru Kiggundu, a seasoned Civil Engineer, Academic and Consultant, says most of the defects that manifest reflect the mistakes that could have been done during the designing or construction phases. He says while designing a road, every aspect is looked at even giving room for possible future changes but this couldn’t have been catered for.
10:59
10:59

Revisiting the Hansard: How Ninth Parliament Approved New Municipalities parliament hansard 1 Top story

The motion initially proposed the creation of 12 new municipalities of Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Kisoro, Mityana, Njeru, Kitgum, Ibanda, Koboko, Mubende, Kumi, and Lugazi. The motion attracted a lot debate, with the then Shadow Local Governments Minister, Betty Nambooze accusing government of trying to create electoral areas to benefit its supporters and o burden the tax payer.
10:21
10:21

WHO Calls On Countries to Dedicate 2020 to Nurses, Midwives

In a statement issued on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, said the world needs 18million more health workers to achieve and sustain universal health coverage by 2030.
09:58
09:58

How Gov’t Intends to Finance UGX 39.64 Trillion Election Year Budget 1 Top story

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), according to the government proposals will also be charged with strengthening the revenue-raising capacity of local governments to boost their revenue base and broaden the range of revenue instruments available to them. This is intended to help them become more independent of transfers from the central government.
09:29
09:29

Surveyors Set Up Tele-Platform To Eliminate Impostors, Fraudsters 3 1 Top story

Dr. Ronald Ssengendo, the President of the Institution of Surveyors of Uganda says the sector requires new sets of laws to regulate the entry of new technologies, eliminate quacks and guide the absorption of newly trained professionals.
09:16
09:16

Lira DPC To Enforce Police Guidelines on Fireworks Display Uganda Police Force 2

According to Obia, he is determined to enforce the guidelines issued by police in 2015 on displaying fireworks. The guidelines provide for a licensed specialist to display fireworks after presenting his certificate to the District Police Commander-DPC.
08:51
08:51

Prisons Eyes Commercial Growing of Macadamia Nuts South Africa 2 2 Top story

Currently, South Africa and Kenya are the leading suppliers of macadamia nuts to Europe. Statistics from Eurostat indicates that Zimbabwe exported 304 million kilograms of macadamia nuts to European Union countries worth Euros 454 million.
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